Triumph of Galatea , Raphael

Polyphemus and Galatea, Relief , Turin

In Greek mythology, Galatea ( Γαλάτεια ) ("she who is milk-white") was the name of a Sicilian Nereid loved by the Cyclops Polyphemus. She, however, loved a Sicilian youth named Acis, whom Polyphemus killed with a boulder in a jealous rage. Distraught, Galatea turned his blood into the river Acis in Sicily.

Polyphemus, Corneille Van Clève , Louvre MR 2106

Galatea and Acis, Medici Fountain

Galatea, Gustave Moreau

More Sculptures: Galatea, Marqueste Laurent.

See also Pygmalion and Galatea


Acis and Galatea,George Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

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